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Report: Instructor Dies in Richard Petty Experience Lamborghini Crash

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/13/2015 Jake Holmes

A 36-year-old driving instructor at the Richard Petty Driving Experience in Orlando, Florida, was killed Sunday in an accident at the Walt Disney World Speedway. According to reports, driving instructor Gary Terry was riding with a 24-year-old participant when their Lamborghini Gallardo crashed on the track.

2014 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570 4 Superleggera© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570 4 Superleggera

The Florida Highway Patrol said that the driver, "failed to maneuver the vehicle through the course," according to reports. The right side of the Lamborghini Gallardo hit a crash barrier at high speeds. The driver was transported to hospital with "minor injuries."

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In a statement issued to the media, Petty Holdings said, "Yesterday we lost a longtime, valued team member of the Exotic Driving Experience family. Senior operations manager and professional driving instructor, Gary Terry, was fatally injured in an on-track incident at the Walt Disney World Speedway. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary’s family and friends. He will be sorely missed."

The driving experience allows customers to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 from $339, and the Lamborghini Gallado LP570-4 Superleggera (pictured) from $389. Other cars available for drivers to rent at Walt Disney World Speedway include a Ferrari 430 Scuderia and 458 Italia, an Audi R8, a Nissan GT-R, and a 997-generation Porsche 911.

The 1-mile Walt Disney World Speedway was built in 1995 to host IndyCar races, although IndyCar hasn't raced at the track in several years. According to Florida media, the track, which is adjacent to Walt Disney World, was already slated to close this summer.

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